If you’re reading this, it means you’re ready to create a (free) diet plan for yourself. Awesome!
And we’re not talking about just any diet plan here. No, we’re talking about creating the most ideal and all around effective diet plan possible.
That means the one that meets all of your dietary preferences, fits your lifestyle and schedule, suits your eating habits, and most importantly of all… will allow you to reach your specific diet goal.
To do this, we’re going to walk through all of the crucial steps and components of diet plan creation and put every single aspect together as optimally as possible. Here’s how…
The 8 Steps To Creating An Effective Diet Plan
In order to create your ideal diet plan, we’re going to be taking the following steps…
- Figure out the goal of your diet.
Before we can get into any of the specifics of putting a diet together, the first thing you MUST do is figure out what your goal is. Meaning, do you want to lose fat? Do you want to build muscle? Do you just want to eat, feel and be healthier? Whatever your specific goal is, you absolutely need to know it beforehand so that everything we do from this point on is aimed directly at reaching that exact goal.
- Figure out your ideal daily calorie intake.
Once we’re ready to start putting the actual diet plan together, the first place we will always start is with calories. As you will see, there is no aspect of your diet that is more important than your total daily calorie intake. It’s the true key to an effective diet. Everything else, while still definitely important, is just secondary in comparison.
- Figure out your ideal daily protein intake.
Once your calorie intake has been set, it’s time to figure out where those calories will come from. Of the 3 major macronutrients (protein, fat and carbs), this process will begin with protein. Why? Because after calories, your daily protein intake plays the next most important role in your diet plan.
- Figure out your ideal daily fat intake.
Next up on the scale of importance is fat. After calories and protein, your daily fat intake (and the specific types of fat comprising that intake) is the next most significant diet component.
- Figure out your ideal daily carb intake.
The third, final and surprisingly least important macronutrient to figure out is carbs. With protein and fat already factored in, figuring out your ideal daily carb intake will be a piece of cake (pun definitely intended).
- Organize and adjust your diet to make it as enjoyable and sustainable for you as possible.
This is the step when we take everything we’ve figured out will work best for your specific goal and tailor it all to YOU and YOUR preferences. We’ll cover meal frequency, scheduling, nutrient timing, food choices, cheat meals, and how to make whatever diet adjustments you can (and should) make to suit your preferences. Basically, this is when we take what works best for your goal and make it work best for you.
- Choose the supplements that are beneficial for you (if any).
I will gladly tell you up front that NO supplements will be required whatsoever. Not one. However, since the majority of the population tends to treat supplements like an equally important diet component on the level of the others on this list, and since there are definitely a handful of supplements out there that are scientifically proven to be beneficial (the other 95% are crap), we will certainly cover all of it and see what (if anything) is useful for you.
- Put it all together.
And finally, we’ll take everything we did in those previous steps and put it all together perfectly.
So, if you’re ready to begin this completely free process of putting together the best diet plan possible for you and your exact goal, then it’s time to get started. First up, let’s figure out your diet goal…
(This article is part of a completely free and amazingly awesome guide to creating the absolute best diet plan possible for your exact goal and preferences. Check out the entire guide here: The Best Diet Plan)